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Repackaging Mass Incarceration by James Kilgore Repackaging Mass Incarceration by James Kilgore Since my CounterPunch article in November 2013, which assessed the state of the movement against mass incarceration, the rumblings of change in the criminal justice system have steadily grown louder. Attorney General Eric Holder has continued to stream ...
Article • November 8, 2014 • from PLN November, 2014
Wells Fargo Bankrolls Private Prison Companies, Immigrant Detention by Wells Fargo Bankrolls Private Prison Companies, Immigrant Detention While Wells Fargo & Company has sold off much of the stock it once owned in private prison company GEO Group amid a divestment campaign targeting the multi-billion-dollar bank, it has concurrently increased ...
Treatment Industrial Complex: Brief on Privatization of Correctional Medical & Mental Health Treatment AFSC of AZ 2014 TREATMENT INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX: How For-Profit Prison Corporations are Undermining Efforts to Treat and Rehabilitate Prisoners for Corporate Gain ion BIngo tizat a iv r P n io t a carcer In M O ...
Captive Customers: Outsourcing Prison Services is Ruining Lives and Bilking Taxpayers by Donald Cohen Captive Customers: Outsourcing Prison Services is Ruining Lives and Bilking Taxpayers By Donald Cohen Introducing for-profit companies into America's criminal justice system has been a bad deal for governments across the country. During the past several ...
Article • September 18, 2014 • from PLN September, 2014
Former New Mexico State Senator Released from Prison by Former New Mexico State Senator Released from Prison Manny Aragon, 66, a former New Mexico state Senate leader, was released from federal prison on December 5, 2013. Although most federal prisoners are sent to a halfway house to complete the remainder ...
Publication • July 15, 2014
Temple University letter re private prison study ethics complaint 2014
SEC Rejects CCA, GEO Group Shareholder Resolutions to Reduce Prison Phone Rates by SEC Rejects CCA, GEO Group Shareholder Resolutions to Reduce Prison Phone Rates On February 18, 2014, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) granted a request filed by for-profit prison company GEO Group to exclude a shareholder resolution ...
Are We Really Witnessing the End of Mass Incarceration? by James Kilgore Are We Really Witnessing the End of Mass Incarceration? by James Kilgore “This is the beginning of the end of mass incarceration.” – Natasha Frost, associate dean of Northeastern University’s school of criminology and criminal justice   After ...
Article • June 5, 2014 • from PLN June, 2014
Florida Prisoner Awarded $1.2 Million for Burn Injuries by Florida Prisoner Awarded $1.2 Million for Burn Injuries A Florida jury has awarded a prisoner $1.2 million in a negligence suit against the GEO Group, the nation’s second-largest for-profit prison company, following a trial that was delayed more than a year ...
Faithful Democracy Coalition - For Profit Prison Influence on Immigration Policy, 2014 For-Profit Prison Corporations & Their Attempt to Influence Immigration Policy As people of faith, we recognize the responsibility of government to seek justice for all people and to build the common good. Justice cannot be achieved unless the ...
Corizon Needs a Checkup: Problems with Privatized Correctional Healthcare by Greg Dober Corizon, the nation’s largest for-profit medical services provider for prisons, jails and other detention facilities, was formed in June 2011 through the merger of Prison Health Services (PHS) and Correctional Medical Services (CMS). In April 2013, the debt-rating ...
Confronting Prison Slave Labor Camps and Other Myths by James Kilgore There are moments when our longings for social justice cloud our vision, times when the way we want the world to be blocks our understanding of the way things really are. A good example of this is the notion ...
Article • February 15, 2014 • from PLN February, 2014
Private Corrections Institute Issues First Annual Awards for Activism, Advocacy and Reporting on Private Prisons by On January 7, 2014, the Private Corrections Institute (PCI), a Florida-based non-profit citizen watchdog organization, issued its first annual awards for individual activism, organizational advocacy and excellence in news reporting related to the private ...
Shareholder Resolutions Seek to Lower Phone Rates at Private Prisons by On November 26, 2013, shareholder resolutions were filed with Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and The GEO Group, Inc. – the nation’s two largest for-profit prison companies; the resolutions seek to reduce the high cost of phone calls made ...
Article • January 15, 2014 • from PLN January, 2014
Task Force Linked to Harsh Sentencing Laws and Private Prison Firms Disbands Following Public Scrutiny, Boycott by A national campaign to shut down a quasi-governmental task force backed by powerful corporate interests, which has promoted harsher sentences, prison privatization and controversial “stand your ground” gun rights legislation, was successful thanks ...
How Actions by Oklahoma Governor’s Staff Led to Weakened State Justice Reforms by Clifton Adcock by Clifton Adcock, Oklahoma Watch* Behind-the-scenes moves by Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s senior staff members helped lead to a severe weakening of a program designed to cut the state’s high incarceration rates and save taxpayers ...
East Mississippi Prison Nightmare by Christopher Zoukis On May 30, 2013, the American Civil Liberties Union, Southern Poverty Law Center and law office of civil rights attorney Elizabeth Alexander filed an 83-page complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, seeking class-action relief for mentally ill ...
GEO Group Pulls out of Mississippi Prisons by David Reutter by David M. Reutter Last year, the GEO Group – the nation’s second-largest for-profit prison company – announced that it was pulling out of its contracts to operate three Mississippi prisons. That development came shortly after a federal court announced ...
Article • September 15, 2013 • from PLN September, 2013
New Mexico Prison Doctor Fingered in Lawsuits by Two lawsuits filed in March 2013 seek compensatory and punitive damages against former prison physician Mark E. Walden, GEO Group, Corizon, wardens Erasmo Bravo and Timothy Hatch, and health administrator Sherry Phillips. The suits allege that numerous prisoners were fondled or received ...
Arizona Prison System Plagued by Politics, Privatization and Prisoner Deaths by Joe Watson By the time Jan Brewer replaced Janet Napolitano as Arizona’s governor in 2009, it had been 22 years since the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) built the first prison in the United States designed exclusively for permanent ...
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